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How to Move WordPress from Local Server to Live Website

How to Move WordPress from Local Server to Live Website

Today, we’re gonna see how you
can move wordpress from your Local Computer to
a Live Website Hi guys, I’m Subhang
from Now, In our previous
video, I showed you, how you can
install wordpress locally on your computer Now if you want to
move that local wordpress site to a live website you can do that by
following the steps that I show you in this video So, once you get
your website live, anyone will be able
to access it, just by going to
your website address So, make sure you watch
this video till the end to learn how to do it! Okay, So now I’m gonna show you
the wordpress site that I’ve build on my computer So let’s see So, this is the site! It has these pages and this content You can see that,
right now, this site is on the localhost which means, it’s
on our computer Now, to get this website live,
we’re gonna do it in just 2 Parts! The first part is to setup a new wordpress site on a
webhost So, to get our website live we need a hosting account
which provides a space, for storing
our website’s files on the internet So to get a hosting account,
let’s scroll down this video So I’m gonna scroll down, and click this link and, it will take
you to this page Now, this is where, we’re going
to buy the hosting So let’s click ‘Get started’ and now, you need to choose
a domain name for your website So, the domain name is your
website’s address which people can visit,
to go to your site So, I’m going to search
for ‘’ which is the name of my
website and then click ‘search’ and, as you can see, the
domain name is available so let’s click
‘select and continue’ and it will take you
to this cart page So you can see that
we’re getting our domain, and our hosting Now, both of these are going
to be valid for 1 year So to complete
the purchase Let’s click ‘register’ and, I will quickly
fill this up and click ‘Create account’ Now let’s add the
payment method Enter the details and click ‘next’ Now click ‘complete’
to make the payment and it’s done! Okay, so now we’ve completed
the payment & we’ve got our domain & hosting Next, we need to
Install WordPress on our hosting account So to install wordpress,
let’s click ‘Add site’ and then click
‘Get started’ Now just select your domain and click ‘next’ then again click ‘next’ and now you need to enter a username and password for wordpress you will need this to login into wordpress So I’m gonna enter my name and password and click install Okay, so wordpress is installed Now let’s click ‘Get started’ and then click ‘No thanks’ and ‘Ok’ As you can see, wordpress is now installed on ‘’ So, once you
install wordpress your website will now be
Live So let’s check that, We’re gonna
go to our browser and then type our domain name So, I’m going to enter ‘’ and press enter As you can see, the site is working and it has this default
wordpress content Okay! So, now let’s go to the Final Part of this tutorial which is to bring-in the content, from the local site to this live website Okay! So to move the content from
the local site to the live website, We’re going to do 3 things, First, we’re going to install
a plugin on both of our websites Then, using the plugin we’re going to export the contents
of the local site into a file Then finally, we’re
going to bring that file, into our live site So first, let’s install
the plugin on the local site So, let’s go into our
localhost dashboard and then go to plugins and click ‘Add New’ Now, search for ‘All in One’ and then install
this plugin So, let’s click ‘install’ and ‘activate’ Okay, So the plugin is installed on the local site Next, we’re going to
install the same plugin on our live website So, let’s go to the
wordpress dashboard on ‘’ And then go to
plugins again click add new then search for ‘All in One’ and click ‘install’ and activate Okay! So, now the plugin is
installed on both of our websites So, now we can go to Step 2: Which is to Export
the Content of our Local Site So to export the
content of our local site let’s go to our localhost dashboard And then go to ‘All in
One WP Migration’ and click ‘Export’ Now click ‘Export to’ and file Now click ‘download’ And the content will be
downloaded into a file and then click close Okay! So now, we’ve got the content of our local site into a file So, now we can go to
the final step, which is to import this
file into our Live website So, let’s go to our Live Site’s dashboard Then, go to All-in-One
WP Migration and click ‘Import’ Now click ‘Import from’ and click ‘file’ Now, choose the file which
you’ve downloaded and click ‘open’ Now click ‘Proceed’
to start the import and then click ‘close’ and it’s done! So, all our local site
content has been imported into ‘’ So, let’s check that We’ll go to
‘’ and reload the page So, you can see that all the
content has moved to our live site So, this is how you can
move your wordpress site from your computer
to a live website Now, if you want to login
to your wordpress site Just add ‘/login’ after
your site’s address, and press enter Now to log into wordpress,
you need to use your localhost’s username & password So just enter the login
details of your local site, and then click login Okay! So now you can start making changes to your website and all the changes will appear on your live website There you go! This is how you can
move wordpress from your local computer to a live website So, now if you wanna learn how to design
your wordpress site, You can watch this video! We show you how you can
build your website in just a few mins So, that’s it Guys! Thanks for
watching this video If you like it just hit the like button and also subscribe to Website Learners
to watch more videos from us I’ll see you in
the next video Babye 🙂

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  2. I have done same thing as you did. But problem is that the only HOME page that was already on live default wordpress have not been changed. Local website also had a page with same name that is HOME and it has not been overwritten. And in result still live website has old default home page. Any solution?

  3. I am in deep trouble because of this please help me out. I installed and created a website as you explained but when Iam importing the file into the live server into the same plugin it can't upload file size larger than 32mb and mine is 200mb. So help me please.

  4. I have a question. What if I made updates in the localhost site then I wanted to mirror those changes into the live site without overiding it's visitor's data. Is that possible?

  5. Thank you so much for your tutorial – It's very easy and really works.

    Now I have a question please:

    1) Is there any difference if I have designed my WordPress website with Elementor on my localhost or there's no difference?

    2) Is there any important point we should know and you can help us with?

    3) Should we install the Elementor plugin on our main web host like our localhost or not?

    I will be very much appreciated if you answer my questions.

    Again. thank you for your wonderful videos.

    Best regards,

    Kian – Iran

  6. GUYS if you want to increase your upkoad size, ask your provider to increase the php to whatever you need at its helpdesk. you can also do it yourself if you want.

    Does anyone know why the uploading might stop? This happens to me all the time

  7. I have already purchased my domain & hosting, & also i purchaed a third party premium theme, but i am unable to upload & install in my wp, can you please help me out

  8. 1414 roepi = €15 ..for a whole year of hosting …. in the Netherlands we pay 10 times more .. . ehat os the diffence between an indian server and a dutch server? very nice video btw!

  9. When you usually upload with FTP server you have to upload the .zip file, extract and DELETE the file.
    How does this procedure work here?

  10. Out of disk space. Unable to write content to file. File: /mnt/data/vhosts/

    how can i solve this error

  11. Hi guys
    I'm having an issue when I try to import the .wpress file the uploading stuck between 4.11 and 4.40% and as many tries I did, it's the same.
    Any solution would be appreciate it.
    Thank you.

  12. can you please show how to add multi language option on visual studio code and how to import those files on wordpress and make it online?

  13. Unable to open file for reading. File: /home/dilluwadmtuc/public_html/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/storage/01me7mvmr27f/localhost-wordpress-20190917-104922-329.wpress

  14. Ok nice it looks very easy tell me after moving from local host to live server , can i remove/uninstall all in one wp plugin , hope you will.reply

  15. Hi shubhang, thank you for reply , 80% youtubers especially tec youtubers wont give any reply to comments.
    Iam facing some problem in moving my local site , when i try to move by import export by all in one wp mig plugin the it say the file upload size is big i.e. beyond 32mb and i should go for pro version it says and pro version is 70$ which is beyond my capacity as iam without any job / income . Pls help me how to move my local website which is 125 mb size to live server.

  16. How to transfer an ossn site at xampp localhost to cpanel ? cpanel softaculous failing in installing ossn.
    Can you please make a video to install ossn at live server ?

  17. Bhai tujh jese log ki duniya me bohot kami hai, aiseyich nek kaam krta ja bohot dua lega aur rokda bhi. kaam bnwa diya tune badi asani se. mann chaahi ladki se shaadi ho teri bss yahi dua hai apun ki.

  18. Dude you're doing a great job ✌️ I can understand everything easily. But I have this one doubt, you bought the domain "" in GoDaddy already( I remember that I saw it in theprevious part) but how could you buy that again? 🙄😵

  19. Hello, Very helpful tutorial,when i try to import a file its maximum upload file size 15 mb, but in your demo showing 512 mb.. how can i increase my file size.

  20. Sir, please tell
    1)that the username and password for wp login must be different of the localhost and the live one or we can make it common (same)?
    2)And also please make a video on how to make a website from scratch on a blank page without installing any theme by drag and drop?

  21. Thanks for sharing. I have a question that I have a domain and hosting but both from different providers.
    Now How I can make my website live on the hosting provider. And yes i sant to make the website live on wordpress.
    Help will be appreciated

  22. I am transferring my wordpress website from local host to live website but i get the following error when importing process is 100% done:

    "Unable to open file for reading. File: /home/horizonm/public_html/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-wp-migration/storage/itiosu6p9mil/localhost-horizon-official-20191014-132344-589.wpress"

  23. Excellent video . Simple and easy to understand . Want to know can i reverse the path means can i dn the whole site online to my local host . something like taking a backup . Please advise .

  24. This video is very helpful. Thank you.
    I am wondering how I change the URL and all of the links from the localhost to the new domain info?

    Also, when I want to update the website, but make the changes first on my local host, how do I do that? Do I need to totally reinstall the website each time? If I do, what will happen to my members' profiles etc? Or is there a way to only upload changes?

  25. Hi, I would like to set up WP server to host my WordPress site on my office itself? Do you have any video related to my request?

  26. Hi!..i made website using wordpress locally and i have the final stage to replace the existing Html designed site to the new WordPress designed site without changing the domain and then publish it. How to remove the HTML and upload the WordPress in Cpanel? Is there a simple way to accomplish this? Hoping for your swift help. i just want to have a new complete face and structure of my website using wordpress and using the same domain.

  27. Hi. Im having problems with the import file. "Your file exceeds the maximum upload size for this site: 128 MB" Can you please help me with this? Thanks!!!

  28. Very Simple Procedure to Follow. But I am not able to import the file completely to the live site from the localhost. It's getting stuck @ 50% all the time whenever I try. Please help me out.

  29. Thank you sir, plz tell me, what type of file format is this(local host export file) if i need to send local host file to someone should i compress it,i mean zip format? Plz plz tell me.

  30. Hi! Great tutorial, thank you! One question, do we have to do the same thing (migrate the whole site using plugin) when we need to upload changes (new pages, changes in home page) from localhost to existing live site? Can you make a video, since I can not find one like? Thank you.

  31. Hi..great video by you..REally well explained and nicely shown. a request if you could solve my query. I tried all the steps you hve told here. However, at last step, it couldnt load my import file due to max file size limit. How do I rectify it?

  32. Stop moving your hands so much, it doesn't add any intellectual feel to your video.. You aren't teaching quantum physics or rocket design dude

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